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Format: 11/21/2017 - 5pm
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Thursday, January 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm
OITP Advisory Committee Strategy and Planning Meeting I Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W175a
Description :

Meeting of the Committee to discuss topics of importance

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Thursday, January 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting (ALSC) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W175c
Description :

The ALSC Executive Committee meeting along with staff.

Thursday, January 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Joint Executive Committee Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W175c
Description :

Joint meeting of the American Association of School Librarians, Association for Library Service to Children and the Young Adult Library Service Association Executive Committees.

Thursday, January 29 - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Evening Reception for Smart investing @your library grantees [Closed] Reception, Social event Hilton Chicago
Joliet Room
Description :

Evening Reception for Smart investing @your library grantees.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
OITP Advisory Committee Strategy and Planning Meeting II Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W195
Description :

Meeting of the Committee to discuss topics of importance

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:00am - 4:00pm
Facilitated Strategic Planning Discussion (RUSA) Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W192a
Description :

A facilitated discussion about the mission and vision of RUSA.

8:00am - 4:00pm
Training for Smart investing @your library grantees [Closed] Other Hilton Chicago
Lake Erie
Description :

Training for Smart investing @your library grantees

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:00am - 5:00pm
AWE Customer Meetings [Closed] Swissotel Chicago
Ticino
Description :

AWE is the leading provider of all-in-one digital learning solutions to public libraries. Our products feature top-rated educational programs and are ready to go right out of the box. No Internet connection is required.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Orientation Other McCormick Place West
W187b
Description :

Orientation session for trustess and unit liaisons

Interests :
Sponsors :
FTRF.
8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Developing Mobile Apps to Support Field Research [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place West
W476
Description :

Researchers in most disciplines do some form of field research. Too often they collect data on paper which is not only inefficient but vulnerable to data loss. Surveys and other data collection instruments can easily be created as mobile apps with the resulting data stored safely on the campus server and immediately available for analysis. The apps also enable added functionality like improved data validity through use of authority files and capturing GPS coordinates.

Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: ALCTS Symposium [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place West
W192b
Description :

This symposium explore strategies for selecting, acquiring and budgeting for new materials such as streaming media, unbundled content, and institutional open access models. Presenters will address front line issues such as how to maximize resources to support user needs, how to manage unknown elements of these new models, and how to market and build the library’s profile. We will also examine long-term effects on our collections and how traditional collection development may be changing.

Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to implement new content and acquisition programs in their own libraries.

Sponsors :
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $319 Non-Member; $99 ALA Student or Retired Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
From Lost to Found: How user testing can improve the user experience of your library website [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place West
W475b
Description :

Please join two user researchers from EBSCO Information Services as they incorporate best practices from the legends of user research – Nielsen to Krug to Portigal – to teach attendees why they need to conduct user testing on their library site, and walk them through each step of the process. Attendees will leave the workshop informed about principles of usability and prepared to conduct their own testing to yield insights about their audience.

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Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Introduction to Practical Programming [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place West
W475a
Description :

This workshop will introduce foundational programming skills using the Python programming language. There will be three sections to this workshop: a brief historical review of computing and programming languages, hands on practice with installation and coding, followed by a review of information resources essential for computing education and reference. This workshop will prepare participants to write their own programs and provide essential experience and background for the evaluation of computing reference materials and workshop development.

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Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member

Friday, January 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Other McCormick Place West
W187b
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - morning session

Interests :
Sponsors :
FTRF.
9:00am - 12:00pm
Midwinter Unconference Discussion/Interest group, Other McCormick Place West
W178a
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for out profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 12:00pm
Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W187a
Description :

The PAN meeting is an open forum for anyone with an interested in the future of Print Preservation. In particular we target best practices for shared print archiving programs. We provide a varied agenda with speakers who are working on shared print preservation.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 3:30pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [$] Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency Chicago
Buckingham
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$75
9:00am - 4:00pm
LLAMA Career Institute: "Project Management for Librarians -- Planning for Success" [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place West
W178b
Description :

Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to organize, track, and complete successful projects in all types of libraries. Using hands-on activities and an interactive approach, participants will use everyday scenarios to practice and apply key concepts in project management

At the end of the institute, participants will be able to:
•understand and manage the project lifecycle
•identify stakeholders
•set objectives
•define activities, schedule and costs
•assemble and manage teams
•monitor and report progress

Cost :
$175 for LIS Student Members and ALA Retired Members and current and past ALA Spectrum Scholars, ALA Emerging Leaders, ALA Leadership Institute participants; $205 for Divisional Members; $255 for ALA members; $305 for Non-Members

Friday, January 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Committee on Diversity All Sub-Committee Business Meeting Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W187c
Description :

Meeting of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and its subcommittees: Diversity Council, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, and the Spectrum Advisory Committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
FRBR Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W176a
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

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